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    My daughter wants a tablet for uni to save her carrying a laptop around, I haven't got a clue with these, wants to use Microsoft word excel etc and have internet I suppose, needs to be cheap as poss, she's not bothered about it being an ipad just needs to do the job, a refurb or second hand would do, guide me with suggestions please.

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    If she hasn't bought the laptop yet she could combine both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooster1 View Post
    If she hasn't bought the laptop yet she could combine both.
    Already got the laptop mate (sorry I wasn't very clear).

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    If it has to be MS Excel (and not Open/Lbre Office (Calc)) then it'd have to be on Windows or MAC OSX, which basically restricts the choice to a tablet running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT

    i.e. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...A_UK_GooglePLA
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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/tablets
    Worth noting that Windows RT is a completely different operating system from Windows 8.1 and additional software has to be purchased from their App Store (hence the lower price)


    I'd also add that using a tablet without a fully functional keyboard for Office type stuff is probably going to be a horrible user experience, so Surface (RT) is probably the one to go for...and the reason why MS added a keyboard option (it was focused on productivity).
    Last edited by wooster1; 20-01-2014 at 16:59. Reason: Forgot mention that the RT product is a Surface Tab.

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    P.S. I notice that the 64GB model in that student offer is a tenner cheaper than the 32GB model.
    They also works with bluetooth keyboards, but the official one can be bought for £64 from here: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/productID.258666900?



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    Found something interesting: http://site.cloudon.com/

    Which opens the field up by a long way to include both Apple's iOS (v6 or later) and Google's Android (not 100% on which versions, but I'd guess Ice Cream Sandwich (v4) or later).
    Microsoft do an office app, but it requires a subscription to Office 365 before you can use it.

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    Sorry for the slow reply, just shows my ignorance of tablets (I thought they would all use Microsoft !!!), she wants to type notes during/after lectures as it's away from home the few days she is at uni, would there be programmes to import other office documents into Microsoft on her laptop? she has seen this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-7-PINK...item5d486171c9 cheers for the reply's Wooster.

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    Aye, she'd be able to import and export docs via WiFi to any cloud storage she has (Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Skydrive, etc.).

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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...taviz.docstogo

    Get the paid version of this and she can create and edit excel,word,powerpoint etc documents on any android tab

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